NECA Industry Innovation

Join us as we explore ways to expand the impact of your business and prepare for the future of construction. The NECA Industry Innovation team focuses on understanding the challenges currently facing electrical contractors and strengthening your strategy to address those challenges while expanding and dominating market share. At NECA 2022 Austin, we will show you the latest in innovative technologies, the best and brightest in creative practices, and the most powerful techniques to grow and right-size your business.

Innovation Zone

Welcome to the Innovation Zone where we will feature solutions and strategies driven by your peers to accelerate the industry. Learn from contractor partners who continue to apply innovative practices across every facet of their business. Each guest speaker will share insights that moved their business to the next level through a focus on the six Pillars of Innovation.

  • People: Attracting and elevating talent for the construction industry.
  • Culture: Championing an impactful and socially responsible atmosphere.
  • Awareness: Identifying ways to learn, derive meaning, and evaluate success.
  • Strategy: Mapping and executing an action plan for sustainable results.
  • Technology: Identifying, appraising and applying con tech, solutions and processes.
  • Productivity: Measuring success, efficiency, and best practices.


Innovation Overload Podcast

Do you have a story to share on how you have applied innovation to your company? From laying the foundation of talent development through internship programs to unlocking ‘innovation for free’ by conducting site-walks and post-mortems of jobs you won, didn’t win, and wish you didn’t win, learn the secrets that help our contractors become the best of the best. Stop by three times a day to learn firsthand from industry leaders on how they apply innovation to grow their business and prepare for the future. Hear from technology providers and vendor partners on the tips and tricks to get the best return on investment when applying new solutions.

“Innovation Overload” will be live each day at the following times:
  • Sunday, October 16: 12:30, 2:30, 3:30
  • Monday, October 17: 1:15, 2:15, 3:15
  • Tuesday, October 18: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30


Trade Show Innovation Tours

Join us for a walk around the exhibit hall, where we’ll provide a guided tour of the most innovative companies at the NECA Convention. Explore the cutting edge of robotics, equipment, safety, and much more! See what innovation truly means for all these companies.

Innovation Tours will begin at the front of the Trade Show Hall during the following times:
  • Sunday, October 16: 12:00, 1:30, 3:00, 4:00
  • Monday, October 17: 12:30, 1:30, 2:00, 3:00
  • Tuesday, October 18: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30


Innovation Education

Innovation is a hot topic at NECA 2022 Austin, and we will proudly be offering multiple education sessions for those wishing to expand their companies. Visit the Education page for more details.

Highlights of the NECA Industry Innovation educational offerings include a deep dive through Best Practices on Innovation with a focus on overdriving prefabrication, modular building, lean principles, market influence, and more.

The Construction Lifecycle Workshop will focus on the strategic playbook that helps every contractor move from project acquisition to construction and close-out. In this interactive workshop, attendees will map their company’s specific process for the lifecycle of a project to start understand and define standard operating procedures and ensure consistent quality across all areas of your business.


For more information on attending NECA 2022 LIVE:

Call 202-991-6318 or email

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